Sunday, March 31, 2013

Laid-Back 31 DC: A New Technique

Today's challenge calls for a new technique. I've seen these acid wash nails on a few blogs and thought today was the perfect day to try them. I particularly love these from Smashley Sparkles, but I didn't realize until just now that she did them for this same day during the original 31 Day Challenge. I guess it really was meant to be. It's also Easter today so the pretty pastels feel even more appropriate.

I'm sure I was probably supposed to let each color dry completely between coats, which of course I didn't, as you can see from the air bubbles that started showing as I got down to the bottom layers. I did wait until the next morning before I took a q-tip dipped in acetone and rubbed away the top layers to show the pretty colors hidden underneath.

This is probably one of my new favorite manicures. I love the way these colors look together. I started with Spoiled, Fuzzy Dice and then layered on Sinful Colors, Unicorn (yellow), Wet n Wild, I Need A Refresh-Mint, and Sinful Colors, Candy Coated (lavender).

Easter bonus: I made this cake for Easter dinner with the family. I had seen this tutorial and after I had painted my nails such pretty pastel colors I knew the cake had to match.


  1. Really cool technique! I really like it :)

  2. Is it weird that it reminds me of this:

    ?? I still completely love the look and the way you can see all the colors peeking out!